F=MA EXAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 23, 2023!!
- PLEASE NOTE that the TEST DATE for the 2023 F=ma exam is February 9, 2023 ONLY, please check your calendar before registering your students. The exam window on February 9th is 7am to 8pm EST.
- Students must be either U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents of the United States (green card holders), or currently attending a U.S. school to participate in the F=ma exam.
- Students must be either U.S. citizens, or legal permanent residents of the United States (green card holders), to take the USAPhO exam. IMPORTANT: Students must also be located in the U.S. to take the USAPhO exam.
- If you are not the proctor for the exam, you will need to provide your proctors contact information when you register. You will need to provide the proctor's email address, and mailing address.
School Registration Fee - $50 ($25 for AAPT Members) PER SCHOOL plus, $10 per student (You do not need to supply the names of students who will participate at this time; only the number of students.)
It is preferred that one person register all students from a school. We will be acknowledging schools that register the greatest number of students to take the F=ma exam regardless of their scores.
The F=ma exam will be sent to the teacher/proctor via email as a printable PDF. Teachers/proctors will also receive a printable answer sheet for the F=ma exam. Teachers/proctors will need to have the ability to print the exam and answer sheet, and then scan the completed answer sheets, and email them to AAPT.
- Both the F=ma and USAPhO exams MUST be proctored. Parents or relatives of students are not acceptable proctors. It is expected that competitors will take the exam at their local school. Home schooled students should contact nearby high schools, community colleges, or universities to ask if they can take the exam there.
- In order to verify the identity of exam proctors, we ask that email addresses be official school email addresses whenever possible, ideally associated with a school district or an accredited private school.
- If you are unable to provide an official school email, then you will need to provide additional contact information for your organization in order to verify your identity and the identity of the organization
- Proctors cannot be relatives of the student(s) taking the exam. Proctors should have at least a 2-year degree, though this degree does not need to be related to physics. Libraries may proctor the test at a public library, provided they can observe the test to ensure the integrity of the process.
- Testing centers will need to acknowledge that they are a testing center, and provide a web address to verify their status.
PLEASE NOTE: AAPT does not refer or arrange test centers, teachers or proctors for the F=ma and USAPhO exams.
The American Association of Physics Teachers may change the program rules, regulations, and conditions of participation in whole or in part. Whenever possible, teachers will be notified of these changes ahead of time.